Celtic manager Neil Lennon believes it is ‘dangerous’ for people to write off captain Scott Brown.
The veteran’s value is often questioned these days as he nears the end of his playing career, but in the eyes of Lennon he is still a huge part of the team.
He said, as quoted by The Scottish Sun: “It’s ageism. Scott Brown is a man for all seasons.
“When he’s right – and in the main he’s always right – he’s still a fantastic player.
“It’s difficult to play without him at times, but that Sunday at Ibrox was one of the finest games that I’ve seen from Scott. Broony’s just got that natural cardio-vascular. He’s blessed with that, really.”
Brown has started every game for Celtic so far this season and is clearly still held in the highest of regards by Lennon.
Many thought he would perhaps have a reduced role this term, but so far that hasn’t proven to be the case.
Brown showed against Rangers that he still has plenty left in the tank, and his leadership qualities are simply so vital for the Bhoys.
His years may be advancing but the player’s physical attributes appear to be holding up just fine at the moment, and there is probably little reason for him to be dropped.
Lennon’s comments certainly indicate that that won’t be happening.